Emlyn Hughes – Liverpool FC Legend

Post by Steve Goodwin

Emlyn Hughes signed for Blackpool in 1964 and made his initial group debut in the 1965-66 period, following just 28 appearances for Blackpool, Hughes signed for Liverpool, at the age of twenty, in February 1967 for £65,000 right after becoming spotted by supervisor Bill Shankly.

This was a huge transitional interval for Liverpool, and Emlyn Hughes was portion of the Liverpool ‘revolution’ that would see them dominate English football for many years to come. He speedily fitted into the Liverpool midfield, he was welcomed by the Liverpool enthusiasts and was soon presented the nickname ‘Crazy Horse’ following a popular rugby design tackle during a match in opposition to Newcastle, his famed runs into the opposition 50 % and his frantic objective celebrations.

Hughes was a extremely energetic and enthusiastic player, who not only played his favored midfield position with excellence, he was also a extremely flexible player, and it wasn’t unheard of to see him play at left back or in the central defence, when needed.

Soon after dropping the FA Cup final to Arsenal in 1971, Hughes won hid first honours with Liverpool in 1973, successful his first League title and his very first European honours by winning the UEFA Cup, making a total 65 appearances in the course of the year, this yr also observed Hughes turn out to be the Liverpool club captain. The following year Liverpool won the FA Cup beating Newcastle 3- in the final.

The subsequent 12 months, 1975-76, and under the new management of Bob Paisley, saw Liverpool win another League and UEFA Cup, as the glory many years at Liverpool had been well and really right here.

The 1976-77 season would see Liverpool retain the league title and also win their very first European Cup in Rome, just days right after currently being denied a possible historic ‘Treble’ right after losing to Manchester United in the FA Cup closing. Emlyn Hughes was the first Liverpool captain to raise the European Cup and unsurprisingly he was named as the Player of the 12 months for that season.

The subsequent yr Liverpool became the 1st British club to retain European Cup with victory about Bruges at Wembley.

The following year Hughes was to undergo a extended expression knee damage, blended with the emergence of numerous new players, this was to signal the finish of his a amazing Liverpool profession, and he ultimately signed for Wolves in 1979.

Emlyn ‘Crazy Horse’ Hughes played 665 video games for Liverpool scoring 49 objectives, following a brief managerial profession, Hughes also found fame on the BBC’s tv programme ‘A Query of Sport’

After sickness, Emlyn Hughes handed away in 2004, he will always be remembered as a Liverpool legend

About the Author

Steve Goodwin is a author for Premier Football Souvenirs, a United kingdom based web company specialising in the retail of Premier League Football (Soccer) merchandise, souvenirs and football gifts that are available from the football store to ship globally.

Tags: , , ,

Comments are closed.